Fremantle Square in Cotham is one of my favourite places in the whole city, so I thought it would make the perfect place for an Easter weekend ‘shoot’.
After three years of blogging and over a year of outfit posts, I still feel quite self conscious having my photo taken in public, but Fremantle Square is such a quiet, relaxing place that lends itself to a bit of photography and amateur modelling. Despite overlooking the hustle and bustle of Stokes Croft, the square is rarely populated by more than a handful of local cats, aside from those rare few weeks of summer when it’s warm enough to attract the odd post-work sunbather.
Despite what the calendar says, it’s still ridiculously cold for spring, so the Topshop coat I picked up in the sale last year is getting plenty of milage. Underneath is a dress from Grandma Ship-Shape’s wardrobe. I remember her wearing it when I was very young so it must be at least 20 years old. The hem actually comes down almost to my ankles, but I can’t bear to cut it so with a little clever trickery and a wide, waist-cinching belt it can be held in place just above my knees.
It’s a weird sentiment to have about clothes – not wanting to permanently alter the shape of a dress, even though it would probably get more wear if I did take the plunge and cut it. I think I’d feel better if I had any confidence in my woeful sewing skills! Do you own any sentimental items that you can’t contemplate making alterations to?
Dress – Grandma Ship-Shape / Coat – Topshop / Belt – clothes swap / Teal tights – H&M – Tan ankle boots – Primark / Leather satchel – Dr Martens
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